Jul 17 / Simcha

It’s Okay to Go to Bed Angry

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I am not a very good sleeper.  Going to bed upset or overwhelmed can keep me up and tossing until 3 a.m.  You might think, then, that I would welcome the imperative that one should resolve all disagreements before settling down for the night.  Should I perhaps be heeding the wisdom in the New Testament verse — “Let not the sun go down upon your wrath” (Ephesians 4:26) — often quoted as the source for this entrenched belief?

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Dec 17 / Simcha

Taking on Sibling Rivalry

First the bad news:  Sibling rivalry can not be eliminated entirely. Children are sensitive to differences in parental treatment from a young age, possibly even from the age of one year (Judy Dunn).  By 3 years old, children already have a sophisticated grasp of social rules, can evaluate themselves in relation to their siblings, and know how to adapt to circumstances within the family.

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